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Michael Ferritto

One of McDowall Affleck’s longest serving employees, Michael, joined the firm in 1992 shortly after achieving his bachelor’s degree in engineering. Michael has dedicated his life to building the company into what it is today and he is not only a Principal Civil Engineer, but is the Managing Director. Michael’s exposure to many drainage issues
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Rob Smith

Rob Smith

Rob Smith re-joined McDowall Affleck in May 2022 after working with McDowall Affleck previously between February 2020 and April 2021 and between 2011 and 2014. He has most recently worked at GHD and some of his responsibilities included: Client liaison for projects in regards to design, regulatory issues, budgets and time frames on projects. Negotiations
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Eddie Bunda

Eddie Bunda

Eddie is our longest serving member of staff having been employed with McDowall Affleck since 1988. Eddie commenced as a Civil Drafter and has developed into a component Senior Civil Designer and Project Manager. He has recently been promoted to Commercial Manager for our Civil and Structural teams. Eddie has good working knowledge of the
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Grant Speldewinde

Grant Speldewinde

Grant commenced working with McDowall Affleck in 2004 as a Trainee Drafter, and through his ongoing professional development, he has held the positions of the Principal Civil Designer and Project Manager before completing his Bachelor of Engineering. Grant is also now the Production Manager for our Civil team. Grant has significant experience in the design
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Julian Lemarchand

Julian Lemarchand

Julian joined McDowall Affleck in 2021 and shortly after graduated with honours with his Bachelor of Civil Engineering. Julian has been gaining experience in water/sewer reticulation design, and stormwater drainage design, along with doing site inspections for these works. He has provided support for delivering projects, analysing submitted tenders and assisted with the write up
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Rohen Adams

Rohen Adams

Rohen commenced in the industry in 2005 as a Design Drafter for GHD after completing his Diploma of Civil/Structural Engineering. His time at GHD began in the Urban Development group working with clients such as Water Corporation and Main Roads, leading onto Geotechnics and Dams/Tailings group where he modelled a variety of water projects, geotechnical
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Mike Woods

Mike Woods

Mike joined McDowall Affleck late 2023 as a Senior Civil Designer. Mike comes from a construction background and has been a Land Development Design Engineer for 18 years, with a diploma in Civil Engineering and a keen interest in 12d design for the last 15 years. His career has included many different aspects of engineering;
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Riandor Swart

Riandor Swart

Riandor commenced in the industry in 2017 working at CED Holding in the Urban Development group in South Africa working with clients such as Cosmopolitan. He then moved to New Zealand and worked at Development Nous based in Napier, Hawkes Bay where he gained experience designing land subdivisions and commercial sites. Riandor has excellent working
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Riley Varnavides

Riley Varnavides

Upon joining McDowall Affleck in 2021, Riley has undertaken a TAFE program to study for a degree in Civil and Structural Engineering. During the past year, he has been gaining plenty of drafting experience across a wide variety of different projects; access roads to a mining camp, pressure sewer mains, Mardie Salt Ponds, land development
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Kieran Navarro

Kieran Navarro

Kieran joined McDowall Affleck in 2021 as a Trainee Draftsman following the completion of his Diploma in Civil and Structural Engineering. He has worked on a large variety of different jobs gaining drafting experience in, sewer main extensions, ARC Infrastructure rail crossings, land developments and many more. He has also been learning and using 12D
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